The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to settle charges with the marketers of a line of tea and skin-care products who made unsubstantiated claims that their products would help consumers lose weight and fight cancer. The FTC also said Teami also did not adequately disclose payments to social media influencers who promoted the products.
In a statement, the FTC said Teami, and its owners, Adi Halevy and Yogev Malul, claimed “without reliable scientific evidence” that their Teami 30 Day Detox Pack would also help consumers, “clear clogged arteries, decrease migraines, treat and prevent flus, and treat colds.”
The FTC also sent warning letters to the 10 influencers it alleged did not make adequate disclosures in social media posts. “You were paid by Teami, LLC (“Teami”) to create this post,” the letters say. “When you endorse a product on social media, you should make obvious your financial or other relationship with